Pongal

Find out when is the festival of Pongal in 2019 and what is the significance of this festival

Many festivals are also going to come to the new year and today we will talk about Pongal. Let us inform you that the festival of Pongal is a very popular Hindu festival to be celebrated in the states of South India, while it is also celebrated in the form of Makar Sankranthi in North India. Thus, this holy festival of Pongal is celebrated with great fanfare in the states of South India.

 

According to some sources, it is said that the beginning of the New year in Tamil Nadu is also considered from Pongal festival. The history of this festival is not very old but it is almost a thousand years old tradition. Please let us tell you that Pongal festival is celebrated with great fanfare in South India, besides the neighbouring countries of Sri Lanka, along with Canada and America in many other countries. But this is mainly the festival of the Tamil people.

When is the festival of Pongal in 2019

Let us tell you when is Pongal in 2019. This year, it will be celebrated on Tuesday 15th January. While one day before the festival of Makar Sankranti is also celebrated in India. But primarily, it is of importance in South India.

What is the importance of the Pongal festival in India?

So far you know that this is a popular festival celebrated in the Indian South States but now let us tell you about the significance of this festival. So tell that the basic importance of Pongal festival is related to agriculture. According to the solar calendar, this festival comes on the first date of Tamil month ie 14 or 15 January. In the state of Tamil Nadu, the crops of sugarcane and paddy harvested quite well in the month of January. For this reason, the farmers' fields become lush green because of the blessings of nature, and there is a good harvest due to which the people worship the Sun God, Indra and the cow and bull. Pongal festival is celebrated in South India from 3 to 4. People believe that on this festival, many people go on the right path by giving up bad habits.

On Pongal festival, these celebrations are held

The first day of Pongal

For information, let us inform you that on the first day of Pongal, Devraj Indra is worshipped with great reverence. In this, the women burn the Holi and dance all around the flames.

 

Second day

While the second day is celebrated in the form of sun Pongal festival. People of this second place make special kind of kheer.

 

Worship of animals on the third day

At this special festival of Pongal, people worship the cows, oxen, bulls which are all agricultural animals.

Fourth and last day

The last day of Pongal festival is celebrated as Kanya Pongal. However, this day is also known to be known by the name of Thiruvallur.

 

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